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Today’s Deep Space Extra

10 Jan 2020, 13:54 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA will welcome the graduation of 11 astronaut candidates on Friday, the first to join the corps under the Artemis initiative to return to the surface of the Moon with human explorers. Japan’s Hayabusa2 may take up a new mission after dropping off samples from its asteroid mission to Ryugu.
Human Space ExplorationNASA’s astronaut class for the ‘Artemis’ age graduates Friday. How to watch liveSpace.com (1/9): NASA will mark the graduation of its 22nd class of astronaut candidates Friday morning in ceremonies at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) that will be streamed live and broadcast over NASA TV. The class includes six men and five woman, who were joined for two years of basic training by two Canadian Space Agency astronaut candidates, a woman and man. All are eligible for Artemis, NASA’s initiative to carry out an accelerated human return to the Moon in 2024 as well as duty aboard the six person International Space Station (ISS). More than 18,000 U.S. citizens, a record, applied for the NASA positions, which were filled in 2017.
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